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Internal Audit Talent Management

Being offered twice a quarter on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Central Time.

Are you getting the best audit talent and are you retaining it?

Finding and retaining audit professionals is a daunting task. You write a winning job description, have some awesome interviews and hire a rockstar. But then after a few months, the star starts to fade.

Could it be that you made a bad hire?
Did you fail to adequately train your people?
Or was it just not a good fit?

The process of hiring, developing and keeping talent is a complex yet necessary part of the audit department's operations. The employer/employee relationship is a two way process that requires time and attention to be meaningful for both parties.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:
-Identify and describe the organization's culture
-Evaluate the current goal setting process
-Assess employees and identify top talent
-Discuss the importance of the talent acquisition process
-Discuss some retention techniques

This session is designed to arm audit leaders with the tools necessary to create and sustain effective talent management.

This timely, two hour CPE training event is designed for the internal auditor and others who wish to improve their personnel management tradecraft skills.

The retail cost of this two CPE event is $120.00 per attendee.

Each attendee will receive two CPE Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

Program Level of Understanding: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
NASBA Field(s) of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

Audit Tradecraft

Tradecraft, within the internal and external auditing communities, refers to the techniques, methods and technologies used in modern financial and internal auditing and generally, as part of the activity of creating assurance.

Honing client interaction skills can significantly improve the effectiveness of audit engagements.

This includes general topics or techniques (interviewing, for example), or the specific techniques of an organization (the particular form of performance improvement (Lean Six Sigma), for example).



Robert Berry will be the instructor and he is known as "That Audit Guy".

Robert believes the ultimate goal in business is to improve people, processes and profits. Every organization exists to make some sort of profit. Behind every profit is a series of business processes that must be in sync. But behind every process is a person. People are the heartbeat of every organization and need to be developed and supported.

Robert has spent the better part of his career trying to bring out the best in people. As a result, you will find that his training courses are practical and actionable. The compelling content typically contains good visuals to stimulate recall along with clear and concise language. As a service provider, Robert's approach is honest yet empathetic. The internal audit function and management can work together to evaluate processes in an organization to bring out the best in everyone.

Robert has worked as an auditor and an accountant in small and multi billion dollar organizations. You will find the standard alphabet soup behind his name (CPA, CIA, etc), but improving people, processes and profits is what matters most.


CPE Event Highlights

Finding and retaining audit professionals can be a daunting task. Resumes and interviews alone will not guarantee attracting top prospects. Once on board, organizations must keep talented professionals engaged. The employer/employee relationship is a two way process that requires time and attention to be meaningful for both parties. This course provides a five phase talent management methodology designed to help maximize the employer/employee relationship.


Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Understand "Talent Management".

  • Understand how to use a five step approach to talent management.

  • Learn how to identify top talent.

  • Understand talent retention techniques.

Key Concepts on the Agenda

Key Internal Audit Issues on the Agenda include:

  • Talent Management Introduction

  • The Organizational Environment

  • Goals and Objectives

  • Employee Assessment

  • Employee Development

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Talent Retention